Leave it to Audio Technica to try and improve on the simple function of a turntable preamp. In the case of their pro series AT-LP120 direct drive turntable, they thought it would be cute to include a gating circuit that mutes the line output completely at a volume they presume to be satisfactory for everyone. This results in the signal cutting out in between tracks, often before the end of a fade-out. Hey, AT, no one was asking for this “improvement”. I know you claim it was a motor noise countermeasure, but there is no appreciable motor noise in the AT-LP120.
7:00AM Pacific – Off to IHOP, then Old Navy, then a post office. Turns out, I packed a tad light for this trip. It’s just this side of too cold for shorts, so I’m going to nab some jeans (which I need anyway). And just to cut down on the amount of crap I’m lugging around through airports, I’m going to ship all my souvenirs and extra clothes back to my place in VA 😉